Everyone’s body responds differently to a spinal adjustment. Even regular chiropractic visits can elicit different responses after each visit because different areas of the body may be targeted throughout your chiropractic care. Over the course of your chiropractic treatment, some patients experience little to no discomfort after their adjustments. Other patients feels soreness, much like going to the gym.
Instant Pain Relief
Many patients feel immediate pain relief after their spinal adjustments. The treatment will help the joints move freely again, which allows all the surrounding areas to work properly. Muscle work will also loosens up the ligaments, tendons, and muscles so they will be able to move optimally. Click here to read about all the muscles in the back that can get hurt.
Patients may feel a slight amount of soreness or ache in the spinal joints. Soreness around the stuck joints is normal. It’s the area where muscles have been pulling for a long time and the joints haven't been moving properly. This discomfort is usually focused on the spinal joints or muscles. Most people only experience this aching for a few hours after their visit with a chiropractor. This soreness is because your body isn't used to moving optimally, this will go away within a day after your adjustment. Use ice the night after your adjustment if you experience any soreness.
Many people suffer from bad posture, due to computer use and commuting, the muscles have learned incorrect postures, so the body needs to relearn correct posture and proper alignment. Your chiropractic treatment will stretch different muscles to help regain optimal mobility.